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SS United States has ‘preliminary’ agreement for redevelopment, ‘safe’ for the moment

It’s been a roller-coaster ride for those of us following the saga of the SS United States over the years.

New life for the SS United States? (Photo: James Jennings)

New life for the SS United States? (Photo: James Jennings)

While it looked like the famed ocean liner with the fastest timed eastbound trans-Atlantic voyage was in dire straights, officials from the SS United States Conservancy said they have a “preliminary” agreement for the redevelopment of the ship that sits in the Delaware River at Snyder Ave.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport :  Whitman 

Two Street pitching in to help family of fallen female firefighter

Tragedy struck early Tuesday morning as Philadelphia firefighter Joyce Craig-Lewis was killed fighting a blaze in the West Oak Lane section of the city, the first female firefighter in the history of city to lose her life in the line of duty.

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You’ll find these buckets in 45 different Pennsport/Whitman Mummer’s Clubs and businesses. (Photo: Matt Snyder)

Craig-Lewis leaves behind two children and neighbors in Pennsport and Whitman are looking to honor her memory by handing out buckets to Mummer’s Clubs and area businesses to collect donations for the family of the fallen 11-year veteran.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

String Theory Charter School interested in the Abigail Vare school building in Pennsport

In a public meeting with the Pennsport Civic Association last night,¬†String Theory Charter School revealed that they have an “agreement of interest” with the owners of the shuttered Abigail Vare school building at 1621 E. Moyamensing Ave.¬†with the plans of opening a new public charter school.

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Angela Corosanite, Founder of String Theory Charter Schools, explained that the decision to file the charter application with the School Reform Commission (SRC) was made after talking with Pennsport Civic’s Dr. James Moylan, State Representative William Keller and Councilman Mark Squilla. “We thought Pennsport was really in need of a school,” said Corosanite.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Appeal for waterfront AAA in Pennsport denied, what now?

Apparently, the Zoning Board of Adjustment doesn’t like the idea of a waterfront AAA auto service/retail center at 1601 S. Columbus Blvd., either.

Here's a look at the AAA plan. (via PlanPhilly)

Here’s a look at the AAA plan. (via PlanPhilly)

PlanPhilly reports that AAA’s appeal to have their permits reinstated, after L+I revoked them back in March, was recently denied by the ZBA. The future of the vacant lot just south of the former Foxwoods Casino site is surrounded in uncertainty.

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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista :  Graduate Hospital :  Point Breeze 

Unsurprisingly, South Philly shines on the foobooz’s ’50 Best Bars’ list

We know it’s crazy to think, but the end of 2014 is right around the corner. As you know, the end of the year brings a bevvy of “Best of” lists.

Top Left: American Sardine Bar, Top Right: SPTR, Bottom: The Industry

3 out of 5 — Top Left: American Sardine Bar (via), Top Right: SPTR (via), Bottom: The Industry (via)

While it’s not always certain who will take the top spot, if the list pertains to food or drink, it’s a pretty safe bet that South Philly will feature prominently on each and every one. This time around, it’s the “50 Best Bars in Philadelphia” from foobooz, and South Philly takes three of the top fives positions. How’d we do overall?

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